CERT Training Programs


Community Emergency Response Teams


Napa Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Mission Statement  

Napa Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a community based and community supported volunteer organization staffed by local community members, that is self-contained and self-sustained, which can self-deploy to assist the local community; such as during a large scale disaster.   

Example: CERT’s role in a large scale (5.5 and greater) earthquake will be to self-activate and complete an “initial windshield survey” of a defined area within the affected community and report the information gathered to their designated Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

In other disasters and/or emergencies, Napa Valley CERT members shall be activated through the use of the Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) to assist communities, by performing specific tasks, as assigned by the (AHJ) Authority Having Jurisdiction.


Academy #84 Location: City of American Canyon
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, February 2, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017 8am - 12pm
Academy #85 Location: City of Napa
Tuesday, March, 14, 2017 6pm - 10pm 
Thursday, March, 16, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017 8am - 12pm
Academy #86  Location: City of Calistoga
 Thursday, August 3, 2017  6pm - 10pm
 Saturday, August 5, 2017  8am - 5pm
 Saturday, August 12, 2017  8am - 5pm
Academy #87 Location: City of American Canyon
Tuesday, October 3 2017 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017 8am - 12pm
Academy #88 Location: City of Napa
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 6am - 10pm
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017 6pm - 10pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017 8am - 12pm

For more information or to sign up for a class please contact: Sandra Hage
sandra.hage@countyofnapa.org  707-253-4799


Following a major disaster in the Napa Valley, first responders who provide emergency services will not always be able to meet the immediate demand for these services. The high number of number of victims, communication failures and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice. Individuals will need to relay on themselves in order to meet their immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs. 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about the hazards that affect the Napa Valley and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, personal preparedness, and disaster medical operations. People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, CERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site. CERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. In the Napa Valley the CERT training is provided though the collaborative efforts various emergency agencies and coordinated by Napa County.